Steve Harvey has been labelled a sell-out and a “lowly coon” by critics who detest his suggestion that black entertainers should prioritise money over integrity when handling business.
This, a suggestion he offered the beloved actress Mo’Nique when she made her way to his successful talk show to discuss the inequality she faces as an Oscar-winning black woman in Hollywood.
Steve Harvey is such a coon it’s embarrassing
— joe bloggs (@ri_lou) February 16, 2019
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I’ve been telling people that Steve harvey was a sell out piece of shit for over 15 years. He has no integrity. https://t.co/ENUxTuyk0e
— BLAQ NINJA (@Blaq_Ninja) February 19, 2019
The family man issued this statement today:
I’ve got to slow down when I’m talking. I can’t get into heated discussions, and I’ve got to just guard my words more carefully.
I take full responsibility for it, it came out my mouth, so I can’t say that I didn’t say it. But to people that really know me, I have lived my whole life as a man of integrity. So when I was referring to ‘integrity’ in that interview, I was talking about the method in which things were being done, and that is all it was. I never questioned anybody’s principles or anybody’s causes. I was merely questioning, for the 50-minute interview, the method that she chose going about doing it — and I regret that looking back at it now, because that was a bad choice of words.I have lived my whole life as a man of integrity, and I will stand on that, but I was really just talking about the method that they went about doing what they did, and that was it.
Alas, many members of the African-American community aren’t convinced.
*Steve Harvey regrets being a coon on national television https://t.co/PTsjN7ur6B
— Jt. (@_jtconverse) February 19, 2019
Who are these young people that see Steve Harvey as a role model?
— JoNuggs (@JoNuggs) February 19, 2019
I’m still annoyed at how Steve Harvey was hollering at Monique like that, she didn’t deserve that at all and he should publicly apologize to her
— shorty bang bang (@Ferocious_K) February 19, 2019
Steve Harvey has been…..always been …..a sell out.
— Makasi (@Mvkvsi) February 18, 2019
I suppose @IAmSteveHarvey @SteveHarveyFM seems to think because he is a $100 million dollar man, that himself, wife, kids, and grandkids are protected from the social ills of being black in America. Steve basically told @moworldwide that it is okay to sell-out.
— Walter L. Hudson Sr. (@Activist30) February 18, 2019
So basically #SteveHarvey told #Monique to forget about integrity or standing up for your beliefs but just keep tap dancing & don’t do anything that can hurt your money smh and the sad part is he probably would’ve said that to @Kaepernick7 Muhammad Ali John Carlos & Tommie Smith pic.twitter.com/Smo2m2Hv4R
— Etan Thomas (@etanthomas36) February 14, 2019
What Steve Harvey is saying is WILD!!!!
Actually think about what he’s saying.
Tap dancing ass….. https://t.co/tKBNS9Pb9X
— The Last Of The Igwe (@ChideraGolden) February 14, 2019
Not the Steve Harvey who sent a email to staff tellingn them not to talk to him.
Not the Steve Harvey who tried to get Bernie Mac fired becaus he wanted the part.
Not the Steve Harvey who left his wife when for eye candy
I’m shocked he would say that!
— Wouldnt u like to know? (@AnthonyH_75) February 18, 2019
Y’all remember how jealous @IAmSteveHarvey was of Bernie Mac before he died because Bernie was getting all the movie roles then when Bernie passed Steve was all hurt because he didn’t apologize to Bernie
— PopularNURNetwork? (@Rahsofly1) February 17, 2019
We are talking about the the same Steve Harvey that back stabbed his friend Bernie Mac! Steve Harvey that brought Paula Deen to his camp for black boys after her racist history was exposed. Mr. Harvey, who said forget slavery. Harvey that dogged his x-wife Mary. Yeah, ok.. pic.twitter.com/I8OZmhlMQZ
— RaRaDock (@taralvbugg) February 15, 2019
Mo’Nique is yet to respond.
Steve Harvey called producers, said he woud take the role for half. The prodcers told Bernie Mac what Steve did.
— Hennessy Memories (@ARTSxLEISURE) February 15, 2019